Feb 28, 2022

CARLSBAD, Calif. (February 28, 2022) – For the second time in less than a month, Spain’s best-known pony-tailed golfer won a PGA Tour Champions tournament using Nippon Shaft’s N.S.PRO MODUS³ Tour 105 S-flex steel shafts in his irons and wedges.

The 58-year-old shot 18-under par at the Cologuard Classic at Omni Tucson National in Tucson with rounds of 66-67-65—198 to win by four shots and pocket $270,000 of the $1.8 million purse. On January 22nd he won the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai Golf Club in Hawaii.

The victory was the 264th for Nippon Shaft’s MODUS³ Series of steel shafts on worldwide professional tours and elevated the champion to the top of the Champions’ tour money list.

“Nippon Shaft congratulates the winner of the Cologuard Classic on his second victory of the season,” said Hiro Fukuda, sales and marketing for Nippon Shaft. “The Champion is a longtime user of the Nippon Shaft MODUS³ series steel shafts and we are pleased that he has found our products to be reliable in some of the world’s most challenging competitive environments.”

More than 200 players on the PGA Tour, LPGA Tour, European Tour and Korn Ferry Tour use Nippon Shaft’s MODUS3 series steel shafts to help gain their desired distance, accuracy, and trajectory.

Nippon Shaft products are available globally either as stock or custom shafts in many of the world’s top iron brands. Details of these can be found at

Based in Yokohama, Japan, Nippon Shaft is the No. 1-selling steel shaft in Asia. Nippon Shaft is a privately-held subsidiary of NHK Spring Co. LTD, a Japanese automobile parts manufacturer. Nippon Shaft’s North American headquarters is in Carlsbad.